Last Updated Mar 29, 2022, 5:11 AM

Hill to Miami Sees Dolphins Jump Patriots' Odds

MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE LOOKING TO WIN NOW AFTER TYREEK HILL TRADE

The NFL continues to steal the headlines. Adam Schefter broke the news that the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins were looking to trade for Tyreek Hill shortly before noon today, and Miami was able to trade for the three-time First Team All-Pro receiver earlier this afternoon. The Dolphins will be giving up three picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and two picks in the 2023 NFL Draft for Hill, but Tua Tagovailoa now has one of the most talented receiving corps in the NFL. That has led to Miami jumping ahead of New England in the most recent Super Bowl betting odds.

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MIAMI IS NO LONGER BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE WITH THIS TRADE

It’s clear that Miami is ready to stop rebuilding with this move. The Dolphins have acquired a boatload of picks in recent years, but they gave up a lot of draft capital in order to acquire Tyreek Hill and then made him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history. Hill is signing a four-year, $120 million extension with $72.2 million in guaranteed money to become Miami’s No. 1 receiver.

Miami now has a dangerous assortment of skill position players for Tua Tagovailoa to use in the passing game. The Dolphins took Jaylen Waddle with their first-round pick last season, and they signed Cedrick Wilson last week. Chase Edmonds is one of the most dangerous receivers out of the backfield in the league, and DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki are reliable weapons too.

This move will determine whether or not Tagovailoa is Miami’s quarterback of the future. Miami is giving the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft everything he could want to work with on offense, but he has not looked sharp through his first two seasons. That’s also why the Dolphins brought in Teddy Bridgewater on a team-friendly contract this offseason.

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR KANSAS CITY?

The Chiefs are still one of the favorites to win the AFC, but their Super Bowl odds took a hit as a result of the trade. They are now 9-1 to lift the Lombardi Trophy as their division is the toughest in the NFL, and Kansas City no longer has a speedster that can take the top off opposing defenses.

Patrick Mahomes will likely look to Travis Kelce even more this season, but the Chiefs need one of the other receivers on the roster to step up. Mecole Hardman was seen as a nice analog to Hill when he was drafted, yet he has failed to make much of an impact. JuJu Smith-Schuster was signed last week, and he is looking to revitalize his career after a disappointing last three seasons in Pittsburgh. The only other veteran receiver on the roster is Josh Gordon, but he is a huge wildcard at this point.

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  • Kansas City Chiefs +165
  • Denver Broncos +220
  • Los Angeles Chargers +275
  • Las Vegas Raiders +700

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